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I am an engineer based in Dorset.
I have only made two costumes and both of them of the same character! I have never worn either of them, I rely on female performers for Tooth. If you are small and would like to be her, do get in touch through our website or social!

Last online 2 weeks ago

Bournemouth

Joined: 25th Jul 2014

Completed costumes: 2

Photos uploaded: 12

Progress journals: 11

Events attended: 1

http://www.toothguardian.co.uk

toothguardian

makingtoothcostume

Head comparison. Getting close to finished.

We took Tooth and Jack Frost to San Diego Comic Con. We had an amazing time and Tooth drew a huge crowd. We got an invitation to DreamWorks Animation where 'Rise of the Guardians' was made and were shown around by the chap who animated Tooth- how lucky are we? Then we entered a costume competition and won $1000! Wow!

Tooth's catching up on sleep as she has an exciting and busy year in 2016. Hoping to do Bournemouth Con in March, possibly MCM London in May then we go on tour to USA, including San Diego Comic Con in July. Then we are so lucky and excited to have been invited to somewhere very special near Hollywood... follow us at facebook.com/tooth.cosplay for latest news, pics and videos.

Tooth, Baby Tooth and I are coming to MCM Comic Con London Sunday 25th October 2015. We're hoping to have Baby Tooth flying freely in the foyer- that should be fun!

Yup Tooth and I are coming to MCM London Sunday 24 May. Very excited! See you there!

I finished the Tooth Box and Oscar and I finished Baby Tooth in time for MCM London. The tooth box works pretty much as in the movie. When Tooth holds it, brilliant light shines out of it for a moment, then it fades away and the decorated table flips over revealing the teeth. Only Tooth can open it- it has no levers or buttons on the outside.
Baby Tooth actually flies by flapping her wings and we flew her while Tooth was on stage at MCM. She looked really cool flitting round the stage as Tooth came on.

After an incredible effort we got Tooth's new bodysuit made in time for London Film and Comic Con 2014. The colour, intensity and feather placement is so much better and I'm utterly thrilled with it.

Mechanical parts of Tooth Box in progress.

Latest printed sample of the body fabric from Citrus Rain is stunning. The colours are much closer, the contrast and intensity is much improved and the yellow part wraps properly around the neck. Hope we can remake the body in time for MCM ComicCon London.

We've got a Baby Tooth that actually flies by flapping her wings. There are however two problems- 1 She doesn't yet quite look like Baby Tooth, so she needs some work doing, and 2 she's a bit uncontrollable and usually ends up stuck in a tree or disappearing over the neighbour's fence!
She's also been chased by the cat on at least one occasion.

Having loads of fun trying to make a proper cover for her wing mechanism. The cover is such a strange shape. Current idea is to bash it out of thin aluminium and the vacuum form over it, then probably cover it in feather fabric.

Tooth's head has a pair of ventilation fans but they are quite noisy inside, so I've added a speed control so I can slow them down a bit.

Now working on a tooth box. As usual I want it to work, thus as usual letting myself in for more work and lack of sleep. Anyway it's mostly drawn up on the CAD and looking good in theory. It will contain two motor/gear sets- one to open the outer doors and one to flip the internal table to reveal the teeth.


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